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Royal Exhibition Building

Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
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The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the world's oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. On 1 July 2004, it became the first building in Australia to achieve a World Heritage listing. Located in Carlton Gardens, the pavilion was originally completed in 1880 for the first of two international fairs hosted by Melbourne. On May 1st, 1901, the initial Commonwealth Parliament was held here, an event commemorated in 2001, the centenary of Australian Federation. Today, with its meticulously restored interior, expansive galleries and soaring dome, the Great Hall offers an impressive setting for trade shows, fairs and cultural and community events.
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Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Absolutely beautiful building inside and out. Makes for great photo opportunities, and the adjoining gardens are gorgeous. Must see for visitors and Melburnians alike.

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This an iconic Melbourne landmark not to be missed if you are nearby.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Australias first Parliment building has a lot of character and charm and the space for exhibitions is magnificent. Impressed with the Architecture of the building.

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

It's an inscribed world heritage and really amazing.

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Reviewed 3 February 2012

Lovely architecture. Fortunately this building was given a reprieve, and not demolished, but instead renovated. 1901, was the declaration of Australia as a nation. We celebrate this event every 26th of January.

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Just a wonderful building but you must also see inside especially when there is an event on eg. Flower show.

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

fabulous building. A must as is just sitting in the shade of the gardens out front.

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Reviewed 21 January 2012

This buiding was renovated afew years back. Beautiful murals, an awesome interior. It was part of the world wide 'exhibitions' of 1888. Melbourne's Exhibition Buildings, the Eiffel towere and one other location, I thnk in the USA are the only rmeaning venues. Tip: right next...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Built for the Great Exhibition of the 1880s, this is a national treasure. The external architecture is impressive, but the internal is magnificient. Australia's first parliament was held here in 1901. Major events and exhibitions are held here and at times you will be torn...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2012

not so exciting, only big old building with huge park. near imax/melbourne museum

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Tina T
12 February 2018|
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Response from lynecancook | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would check as they do hire this out for day time events which run for 2 to 3 days at a time. Lyne
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Barbara H
20 March 2017|
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Response from Umma1709 | Reviewed this property |
I think you've asked this question in the wrong place. Try asking on Hotel Jen Penang. Sorry can't help you there, I thought this would be relating to the actual royal exhibition building...
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